Symposium Topics, Keynote Speakers and Session Chairs: Symposium Schedule
Session 1: mRNA Therapeutics: Processing and Targeting Chair: Erik Sontheimer, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, WorchesterErick Somtheimer on behalf of Melissa J. Moore, PhD (keynote) – Cheif Scientific Officer, mRNA Research Platform, Moderna Therapeutics; Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair of Cancer Research, Co-Director RNA and Neuro Therapeutics Institutes (RTI, NTI), University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester Kristen Lynch, PhD – Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Session 2: RNA Trafficking, Signaling, and Imaging Chair: Tom Gingeras, Professor and Head of Functional Genomics, Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryMaria Barna, PhD (keynote) – Assistant Professor, Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine Mikala Egeblad, PhD – Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Session 3: lncRNAs and Therapeutic Applications Chair Bijan Dey, PhD, Principal Investigator, The RNA Institute, University at Albany Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD (keynote) – Professor & Interim Chair, Dept. of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester
Session 4: RNA Structure Informs Function Chair: Marlene Belfort, Distinguished Professor, Interim Director, The RNA Institute, University at AlbanyTom Steitz, PhD (keynote) – Nobel Laureate co-prize recipient in Chemistry (2009), Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Denis LJ Lafontaine, PhD – Professor and Research Director, F.R.S./FNRS Université Libre de Bruxelles, and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Microscopy and Molecular Imaging
Oral and Poster Presentations:
Oral Presentation WinnersXuebing Wu, Postdoctoral Scholar Bartel Laboratory, MITKatrina Tluckova, Postdoctoral Scholar Ragan Laboratory, The RNA Institute, University at AlbanyPoster Presentation WinnerKathleen Leamy, Graduate Student, Pennsylvania State University Pooja Flora, Graduate Student, The RNA Institute, University at AlbanyMolly MacIsaac, Graduate Student, The RNA Institute, University at Albany
This workshop instructs participants how to prepare RNA samples for identifying RNA modifications using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LCMS). In addition, participants will learn how to operate LCMS instrumentation for RNA modification quantification and how to process the data for analysis. You are welcome to bring your own sample for analysis.
This workshop instructs participants how to detect microRNA using DNA nanoswitches and standard gel electrophoresis. Participants will learn how to prepare, purify, and use the nanoswitches, and how to analyze the data.
Organizing Committee: Alan Chen, Joan Curcio, Bijan Dey, Melinda Larsen, Prash Rangan